Pterocarpus santalinus L.f. Main specimen
Fabaceae
{ Description | Leaf }

The leaves of Pterocarpus santalinus grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaves are compound (trifoliate). They are dark green coloured above and paler beneath. The leaflets are coriaceous, shiny and glabrous on both sides (some minute hairs on the margins and on the midrib beneath).
The leaf of Pterocarpus santalinus is 20-30 cm long and 15-25 cm wide with a 4-5 cm long petiole.
The leaflets are ovate, the apex is obtuse-emarginate, the base is rounded to cordate and the margins are entire. The leaflets have a 6-8 mm long petiolule. The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.

Pterocarpus santalinus compound leaf (upper side)
Pterocarpus santalinus compound leaf (lower side)
Pterocarpus santalinus leaflet (upper side)
Pterocarpus santalinus leaflet (lower side)
Pterocarpus santalinus new leaves
Pterocarpus santalinus branchlets
Pterocarpus santalinus young leaves
Pterocarpus santalinus leaf
Date of collection
02/05/2015
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99563 N - 79.82268 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India